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December 31 2011

Thomas Pogge: Medicine for the 99 percent | Video on TED.com


TED Talks Can we incentivize companies to produce much-needed drugs? At TEDxCanberra, Thomas Pogge proposes a $6 billion plan to revolutionize the way medications are developed and sold.

 

 

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// oAnth - original video source: http://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_pogge_medicine_for_the_99_percent.html



September 26 2011

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BrowserID Demo - Mozilla All Hands - 2011 Q3


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BrowserID demo during the keynote for the Mozilla 2011Q3 All Hands, with about 600 people in attendance. For more information, check out the Mozilla Identity blog, at: http://identity.mozilla.com/

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Blog site of Mozilla Identity:

http://identity.mozilla.com/

cf. Blog entry from 2011-08-11:

// MozMozilla Labs designed the BrowserID experiment to increase user convenience and safety online. Using Mozilla’s Privacy & Data Operating Principles as guidelines, we built a system that seeks to maximize user privacy and control by shrinking the user-data minefield, disclosing information to sites only on a need-to-know basis, employing a model that is intuitive and users understand, and limiting tracking of browsing behavior while also enabling pseudonymity online. For more information, be sure to check out our blog post about privacy and BrowserID, as well as the BrowserID homepage. //

September 14 2011

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News and Entertainment in the Digital Age: A Vast Wasteland Revisited


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Uploaded by BerkmanCenter on Sep 14, 2011

In 1961, Newt Minow — then Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission — delivered a landmark speech to the National Association of Broadcasters on "Television and the Public Interest," in which he described television programming as a "vast wasteland" and advocated for public interest programming. Fifty years later Newt Minow — and a slate of distinguished guests — reflect upon the changed landscape of television and dramatic shifts in the broader media ecosystem, and identify lessons learned that may help to offer insight into the next 50 years of media and public discourse.

Guests include Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, Ann Marie Lipinski of the Nieman Foundation, Jonathan Alter of Bloomberg View, Yochai Benkler of Harvard Law School, as well as Terry Fisher, Yochai Benkler, John Palfrey, and Jonathan Zittrain of Harvard Law School. Other respondents include acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Susan Crawford of Cardozo School of Law, Perry Hewitt of Harvard University, Ellen Goodman of Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, Virginia Heffernan of the New York Times, Former Chairman of the FCC Reed Hundt, Former Chairman of the FCC Kevin Martin, Nicholas Negroponte of One Laptop per Child, Ethan Zuckerman of C4/Berkman Center.

More about this event here: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2011/09/vastwasteland

CC licensed image courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41836833@N06/4935804220/#/

July 07 2011

Hyper-Public: A Symposium on Designing Privacy and Public Space in the Connected




Hyper-Public: A Symposium on Designing Privacy and Public Space in the Connected World // June 9-10, 2011 // Harvard University

Hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Technology is transforming privacy and reshaping what it means to be in public.  Our interactions—personal, professional, financial, etc.—increasingly take place online, where they are archived, searchable, and easily replicated.  Our activities in the physical worlds are digitized by the ubiquitous cameras operated by store-owners, government agencies and our friends, who post and tag pictures of us.  We share our location both deliberately, via social media updates, and inescapably, via our location-aware telephones.

Discussions of privacy often focus solely on the question of how to protect privacy.  But a thriving public sphere, whether physical or virtual, is also essential to society.  The balance of social mores and personal freedom in these spaces is what makes cooperation and collective action possible.

Design reflects a society’s beliefs about private and public life.  A city with welcoming parks, plazas and verandas expresses a public culture – and one where blank garage-door walls line empty streets does not.  Yet design is also an agent of change. New media are our new public forums and the design of their interfaces affects what people reveal, wittingly or not.  Design is essential in making legible the line between private and public, and in showing people the significance of the information they are revealing. Most importantly, in an era in which technology is collapsing the boundaries that maintained our privacy, we must understand how design can promote tolerance.  For as our world becomes more public, it is only with heightened tolerance that we can maintain the freedom we value in privacy.

This symposium will bring together computer scientists, ethnographers, architects, historians, artists and legal scholars to discuss how design influences privacy and public space, how it shapes and is shaped by human behavior and experience, and how it can cultivate norms such as tolerance and diversity.

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SESSION II: EXPERIENCE AND RE-CREATION

People reshape new spaces and technologies to suit their needs. How do they perceive changing boundaries of private and public? How do they adapt to these changes—or change the technology?

  • Beatriz Colomina, Princeton University
  • danah boyd, Microsoft Research
  • Ethan Zuckerman, Berkman Center
  • Moderator: Jeffrey Schnapp, Harvard Metalab
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Beatriz Colomina on Architectures and Surveillance
video ~30 min.
 

  

June 30 2011

April 21 2011

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Social Europe Journal - Gesine Schwan - The Equality Dimension of Education - 2011-04-21

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Watch Professor Gesine Schwan (Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance) discuss the equality dimension of education.

This speech was recorded in Stockholm at the “Justice and Equality for the Good Society Conference” organised by the FES Stockholm, Arbetarrörelsens Tankesmedja and Social Europe Journal on 14/15 April 2011.

About Gesine Schwan

Gesine Schwan is a German political science professor and member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. The party has nominated her twice as a candidate for the federal presidential elections.

Watch Professor Gesine Schwan (Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance) discuss the equality dimension of education.

This speech was recorded in Stockholm at the “Justice and Equality for the Good Society Conference” organised by the FES Stockholm, Arbetarrörelsens Tankesmedja and Social Europe Journal on 14/15 April 2011.

April 18 2011

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April 15 2011

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Schöne neue Bildung - Vorträge - Videos | Ralf Ptak “Mehr & bessere Bildung durch Markt & Wettbewerb? - 40min | #edu http://redir.ec/DC17
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May 11 2010

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So Damn Much Money - The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government

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The birth and growth of lobbying in America and it's massive effect on government. In this presentation of The Massachusetts School of Law's program, Books of Our Times, Dean Lawrence R. Velvel interviews Robert G. Kaiser on his book; So Damn Much Money - The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government. Mr. Kaiser is associate editor and senior correspondent of the Washington Post. The Massachusetts School of Law also presents information on important current affairs to the general public in television and radio broadcasts, an intellectual journal, conferences, author appearances, blogs and books. For more information visit mslaw.edu.

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